AuthorTheresa Blissing

Theresa is the founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast and a Thought Leader on innovation in insurance in Asia. She has worked for ten years for leading multinational insurers in Europe and Asia before turning to management consulting and venture building with the goal of transforming the insurance industry and helping shape its future in the region.

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AIP News RoundUp – Episode 33 – Year End 2020 – Shefali Sonpar and Theresa Blissing – The Larger Ecosystem Is Now Getting More and More Technology Adaptable

For the last  News Roundup of 2020, Theresa Blissing, Michael Waitze, and Shefali Sonpar reflected on what 2020 meant for InsurTech and digital transformation and what 2021 might look like. 2020 was the year that insurers all over the world were forced to accelerate digital transformation and embrace digital distribution. InsurTechs have played a crucial […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 32 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Hopefully, 2021 Will Be Less Crazy

December started with some major FinTech news. Grab-Singtel received the digital full-bank licenses issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Only two digital full-bank licenses and two digital wholesale were awarded to four of the 21 applicants. The AIP Team is wondering if a (re)insurance license will follow next! Other major news is the […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 31 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Why Does So Much Money Keep Flowing Into InsurTech?

November ends with more news from Singlife. The newly formed holding company Aviva Singlife issues S$550m subordinated notes to be listed on the Singapore Exchange. The money collected will be used for funding the purchase of Aviva Singapore operations and the capital requirements.  In India, InsurTech startup Turtlemint raises $30 million. Turtlemint works with insurance […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 30 – Rahul Mathur and Theresa Blissing – Is There a Real Use Case for Blockchain In Insurance?

November started with some exciting blockchain news. Singlife Philippines adopts Galileo’s blockchain solution as their insurance core policy administration system. After years of proof-of-concept projects, this is Galileo’s first implementation and possibly the first time ever a blockchain platform is used by an insurer as a core system. Blockchain platforms promise to lower admin costs […]